Asked Jan 6, 2020

 What are the generic structures for carboxylic acids and esters? Write a structure for a specific carboxylic acid and ester. 


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Organic compounds are the compounds which are mainly composed C and H atoms. The branch of chemistry that deals with preparation, reactions, and properties of organic compounds. The molecular formula of organic compound represents the number of bonded atoms with their atomic symbols.

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Carboxylic acids are one of the most common type of organic compounds. The general formula of carboxylic acid is R-COOH. Here “R” stands for alkyl group and –COOH stands for carboxylic group in the molecule. Aceti...

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